Science Week commenced on Monday 13 March with our whole-school science day and you could feel the excitement in the air. Pupils from all year groups got to experience a range of activities.
All sessions kicked off with a flames test demonstration on the Bunsen burner. The children got to experience how different metals produce different colours when heated. This is similar to how fireworks are made! They enjoyed guessing which metal was being burned based on the coloured flame it was producing.
Year 1 & 2 were bridge designers discovering how to make the strongest bridge out of spaghetti & marshmallows for the Three Billy Goats Gruff to cross safely.
Year 3 & 4 were forensic detectives investigating which teacher ate the chocolate cake using a range of powders to take fingerprints.
Year 5 & 6 had a competition to see who could make the slowest marble run.
Year 6 were also treated to an extra special visit from Oxford Brookes University on Thursday 16th March. They investigated connections between different animals and evolution over time. They were lucky to be able to examine a huge range of species. They looked like real scientists with their lab coats and microscopes!
This year’s British Science Week’s theme is connections. Though out the ten-day celebration of Science, all year groups have been planning experiments and investigation posters. These will be showcased towards the end of term in our poster competition.